Decision due to Corona extended until March 2021

Due to the current situation in Sweden and in our region, Mid Sweden University has decided to extend the previous decision on corona adaptation until 21 March 2021.

The decision means, among other things, that all employees who can continue to work from home should do so, whenever possible. All teaching and examinations should be offered in a digital format, unless physical presence on campus is absolutely necessary.

Exceptions from the rule of digital examinations are made by the Head of department after consultation with the student unions.

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Information to the students

The decision is valid for the entire university until 21 March 2021.

The Vice-Chancellor's decision from 24 November, which has now been extended:

• that the previous order of priority (MIUN 2020/2052), based on the corona adapted campus education is still valid. However, if the course or programme coordinator can use digital formats that do not require physical presence on campus, they should do so, provided that the legal certainty and the quality is maintained, and that the work effort is reasonable.

• that examinations should be offered in digital formats, provided that the legal certainty and the quality is maintained, and that the work effort is reasonable

• that the Head of Department will decide on any exception from the digital format, after consultation with the Student Unions

• that public defences of doctoral theses, and licentiate seminars should be offered in digital formats

• that if a campus/ distance student cannot attend a mandatory course unit on campus, due to local general guidelines and guidelines issued by the Public Health Authority of Sweden, the university should facilitate the student’s participation as much as possible, for instance by offering a digital option instead of the on-campus course unit. If such an adaptation is not possible, the student should be offered the possibility to re-sit the exam at the next exam session.

• that students who have external units planned, such as placement periods, education, degree projects, VFU etc. should follow the guidelines and recommendations of the organization or company.

• that all employees should work from home if possible, after consultation with their immediate superior

• that on the Mid Sweden University campuses, everyone should follow the guidelines and general advice of the Public Health Authority of Sweden. In the case of flu-like symptoms ‐ even very mild ones ‐ employees and students should stay at home, in accordance with the recommendations issued by the Public Health Authority of Sweden

• that we should be very restrictive in terms of business trips (even between the campuses) and that digital options should be the main and preferred options

• that internal and external meetings, conferences, seminars, visits and similar should be held digitally if possible and otherwise postponed or cancelled

• to encourage the Student Unions to hold their events in a safe manner and in accordance with the local general guidelines and the recommendations issued by the Public Health Authority of Sweden

• that all public areas, lecture halls, group rooms and dedicated areas for studying should remain corona adapted, to encourage physical distance.